READ THE WASHINGTON'S ADVOCACY GROUP'S REPORT ON THE SUPERIORITY OF CHARGING BULL AT BOWLING GREEN: https://cutt.ly/4k9cjHX
Charging Bull at Bowling Green is, without question, one of the most successful public art works in New York City and in the world itself. However, in 2019, the Washington Street Advocacy Group learned that the City was working with the Downtown Alliance and the New York Stock Exchange to move the Bull to an inferior location on Broad Street. Collaborating with representatives of the artist Arturo di Modica and authoring a report on the superiority of its aesthetics at Bowling Green, we successfully opposed the plan at Community Board One and the Design Commission.
On June 22, 2020, the Public Design Commission of New York rejected City Hall’s proposal to move the sculpture. This was an important action in showing that an outside advocacy group could make a strong case -- on aesthetic grounds -- to challenge a priority of the Mayor’s Office. It also offered a model for how to lobby the Public Design Commission successfully on aesthetic grounds.
ARTnews, May 22, 2020: https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/new-yorks-charging-bull-move-controversy-1202688237/
The Tribeca Trib, May 22, 2020: http://www.tribecatrib.com/content/charging-bull-broad-st-cb1-committee-slams-citys-proposal
Ebroadsheet, June 12, 2020: https://www.ebroadsheet.com/the-broadsheetdaily-6-12-20-bull-headed/
New York Post, June 22, 2020: https://nypost.com/2020/06/22/nyc-panel-tells-de-blasio-he-cant-move-wall-streets-charging-bull/